Halong Bay cruises, 2 day cruise, Vietnam
Description of Halong Bay cruises, 2 day cruise, Vietnam
If you’re in Vietnam, Hanoi, in particular, a 2 day cruise in Halong Bay is certainly worth taking into consideration with kayaking trips to Thien Cave and numerous deserted, secluded beaches just a couple of highlights alongside delicious fresh seafood lunches.
Staying onboard a traditional junk boat ensures your 2 day cruise in Halong Bay will be well spent with time to sunbathe on deck, explore away from the busy beaches and visit small fishing communities certain to stay with you long after you’ve hit the road back to Hanoi.
1 Reviews of Halong Bay cruises, 2 day cruise, Vietnam
Reviewed on 15 Apr 2017 by Steven Daish
1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?
The boat trip past the huge pillars slowly sailing along taking in the views and chatting to the very knowledgeable guide.
2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?
Sun tan cream and hat - taking it up slowly the 400 steps to the lookout - don't rush!
3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?
I felt it benefitted the local people - they are trying with the environmental issues but that is a long time process trying to make the older generation understand.
4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?
Brilliant and thank you - will use you again.
Planet and peopleSmall group: Our junks are for less than 10 persons and tourists are informed what to do and how to keep the beauty of the Bay from our local guides’ code of conduct.
Local guide: We train the local guides in Halong, they must be from Halong city, they have to go through our course called “For a Green Halong Bay”.
Less fuel usage: We use the sails when possible, and we often turn off the engine while our travelers are swimming or visiting caves. We use rowboats and kayaks to visit the fishing village and lagoons to save energy and this is the best way to get to see Halong Bay and learn more about the fisherman’s lives here.
Local fishes: As soon as we anchor for lunch or dinner, you will see one of our crew – the cook will row the bamboo boat to buy fishes from the fishing village, this way we could have the freshest seafood and a good support to the fisherman.
Visit our project: For a Green Halong Bay, visitors will see our practical works being done here for the sake of Halong bay. We also support the local business here to be part of our cruise.